Dr. Surender K Yachha - Child Specialist in Bangalore | Pediatricians in Bangalore

Dr. Surender K Yachha is one of the leading pediatric gastroenterologist in Bangalore. He has more than 30 years of extensive experience in the field of gastrointestinal disorders, liver disorders, and pancreatic disorders in infants and children. Being the best pediatrician in Bangalore, he has vast experience in performing endoscopic procedures (diagnostic and therapeutic) in infants and children.

He has held different positions in the paediatric gastroenterology department throughout his career. He was the first to introduce a paediatric gastroenterology department in India with multidimensional growth in the field of patient referral, academics, research, and training programs, he held high positions such as the Founder President of the Indian Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ISPGHAN), Chairperson (National President) Pediatric Gastroenterology specialty of Indian Academy of Pediatrics, etc.

He set up the first post-doctoral certificate course aimed at paediatric gastroenterology for paediatricians (post-MD) in the year 2000. He has taken India to the world map on several disorders and research aspects highlighted through his international research publications and 30 book chapters. He is also the recipient of 94 prestigious awards for his relentless efforts and contribution to healthcare services.

Before joining Sakra World Hospital, Dr. Yachha was the Professor and Head of the Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology at Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India.
Dr. Surender K Yachha completed his MBBS from the University of Kashmir, and pursued his MD in Paediatrics from the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research,
His love for academics never ceased to exist. He continued to finish his DM (Gastroenterology), Fellowship, Inclusive of training in Pediatric Gastroenterology, at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh. He also received the Commonwealth Medical Fellowship in Pediatric Hepatology and Pediatric liver transplantation (medical aspects) from the prestigious King’s College, School of Medicine and Dentistry, London, UK.
His areas of expertise in paediatrics include- 
  • Neonatal Jaundice
  • Celiac Disease
  • Constipation
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Milk Allergy
  • Tuberculosis
  • Extrahepatic Portal Venous Obstruction
  • Acute Viral Hepatitis
  • Esophageal Disorders
He possesses expertise in liver disorders in infants and children and has experience in curing pancreatic disorders and portal hypertension.
During the course of his illustrious career spanning over 30 years, Dr. Surender K. Yachha has received over 90 awards, some of which are listed below:
  • Lifetime Achievement Award by Indian Academy of Pediatrics Uttar Pradesh awarded in 39th U.P. Pedicon (November 2018), Lucknow 
  • Prof.S.R. Naik Award for Outstanding Research Investigator.23rd Convocation (01-September, 2018), Presented by Shri Ram Naik, Honorable Governor of state of Uttar Pradesh; Visitor Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India.
  • Highest and Prestigious Oration Award entitled “PN Chuttani Oration” by Indian Society of Gastroenterology, Year 2017
  • ICMR:“M.N. SEN Oration Award 2016”.Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), New Delhi.
  • Times Icon Medical excellence award April 2017 awarded by the Honorable Minister of Health Govt. of UP Shri Siddarnath Nath Singh. 
  • Professor PK Misra Oration award November 2016. Foundation Day Celebration Department of Pediatrics. King George’s Medical University, Lucknow, India. 
  • “Mehta, Mittal, Sankaranarayanan Oration” award year 2016, Indian Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ISPGHAN)
  • Dr. J R Srivastava Memorial Oration, Indian Academy of Pediatrics, Kanpur, November 2013
  • Oration “Wings of expansion of Pediatric Gastroenterology in India” 21st Annual Conference of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition November, 2011 Gurgaon, Haryana
  • ISG-Win-Medicare Plenary session Award, 2010. 51st Annual Conference of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology, Hyderabad, November 2010. Research paper entitled “Effect of porto-systemic shunt on the prevalence of minimal hepatic encephalopathy in extrahepatic portal venous obstruction in children: assessment by MR imaging and Psychometry” Anshu Srivastava, Santosh Kumar Yadav, RichaLal, S K Yachha, Michael A Thomas, VA Saraswat, RK Gupta.
  • Indian Society of Gastroenterology -Astra Zeneca Oration (2010).
  • Upender Shava, Surender Kumar Yachha, Anshu Srivastava,Ujjal Poddar,Moinak Sen Sarma. Assessment of stool frequency and colonic transit time in Indian children with functional constipation and healthy controls. Indian Journal of Gastroenterology.https://doi.org/10.1007/s12664-018-0902-5
  • Sharma A, Poddar U, Agnihotry S, Phadke SR, Yachha SK, Aggarwal R. Spectrum of genomic variations in Indian patients with progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis.BMC Gastroenterol. 2018 Jul 4;18(1):107. DOI: 10.1186/s12876-018-0835-6.
  • Sen Sarma M, Yachha SK, Rai P, Neyaz Z, Srivastava A, Poddar U. Cholangiopathy in Children with Extrahepatic Portal Venous Obstruction. J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Sci. 2018 Sep 27. DOI: 10.1002/jhbp.582. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Singh SK, Sen Sarma M, Yadav R, Kumar S, Prasad R, Yachha SK, Srivastava A, Poddar U. Prognostic scoring systems and outcome of endovascular radiological intervention of chronic Budd-Chiari syndrome in children. Liver Int. 2018 Jul;38(7):1308-1315. doi: 10.1111/liv.13683. Epub 2018 Feb 17.
  • Jain V, Yachha SK, Bhatia E, Sarma MS, Srivastava A. Concurrent extrahepatic autoimmune disorders: the unexplored dimension of autoimmune liver disease in children. Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2018 Aug;30(8):910-917. doi:10.1097/MEG.0000000000001122.
  • Bolia R, Srivastava A, Marak R, Yachha SK, Poddar U. Prevalence and Impact of Bacterial Infections in Children With Liver Disease-A Prospective Study. J Clin Exp Hepatol. 2018 Mar;8(1):35-41. doi: 10.1016/j.jceh.2017.08.007. Epub 2017 Sep 14.
  • Singh SK, Borkar V, Srivastava A, Mathias A, Yachha SK, Poddar U.Need for recognizing atypical manifestations of childhood sporadic acute viral hepatitis warranting differences in management.Eur J Pediatr. 2018 Sep 29. DOI: 10.1007/s00431-018-3262-3. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Benjamin M, Agnihotry S, Srivastava A, Bolia R, Yachha SK, Aggarwal R. Relationship of Severity of Hepatitis A with Polymorphisms in Hepatitis A Virus Cellular Receptor 1 (HAVCR1) Gene.Ann Hepatol. 2018 July - August ,;17(4):561-568. DOI: 10.5604/01.3001.0012.0917.
  • Bolia R, Srivastava A, Kapoor A, Yachha SK, Poddar U. Children with untreated coeliac disease have sub-clinical cardiac dysfunction: a longitudinal observational analysis. Scand J Gastroenterol. 2018 Jun - Jul;53(7):803-808. DOI: 10.1080/00365521.2018.1473483. Epub 2018 Jun 16.
  • Yachha SK, Srivastava A, Mohan N, Bharadia L, Sarma MS. Management of Childhood Functional Constipation: Consensus Practice Guidelines of Indian Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition and Pediatric Gastroenterology Chapter of Indian Academy of Pediatrics. Indian Society Of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology And Nutrition Committee on Childhood Functional Constipation And Pediatric Gastroenterology Subspecialty Chapter Of Indian Academy Of Pediatrics. Indian Pediatr. 2018 Jun 13. pii: S097475591600121. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Poddar U, Singh S, Pawaria A, Srivastava A, Yachha SK. Aetiological spectrum, clinical differentiation and efficacy of polyethyleneglycol over lactulose in children with constipation: Experience of 316 cases. J Paediatr Child Health. 2018 Jun 26. DOI: 10.1111/jpc.14099. [Epub ahead of
  • Singh SK, Srivastava A, Rai P, Yachha SK, Poddar U. Yield of Endoscopic Ultrasound in Children and Adolescents with Acute Recurrent Pancreatitis. JPediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2017 Dec 5. Epub ahead of print].
  • Ravindranath A, Pai G, Srivastava A, Poddar U, Yachha SK. Infant with hepatomegaly and hypoglycemia: A setting for fatty acid oxidation defects. Indian J Gastroenterol. 2017; 36:429-434.
  • Shava U, Srivastava A, Mathias A, Yachha SK, Poddar U. Nutrient drink test:Normative values in Indian children. Indian J Gastroenterol. 2017; 36:405-410. 
  • Bolia R, Srivastava A, Yachha SK, Poddar U. Pediatric CLIF-SOFA score is the best predictor of 28-day mortality in children with decompensated chronic liver disease. J Hepatol. 2017 Oct 10.  [Epub ahead of print]
  • Zaidi G, Bhatia V, Sahoo SK, Sarangi AN, Bharti N, Zhang L, Yu L, Eriksson D, Bensing S, Kämpe O, Bharani N, Yachha SK, Bhansali A, Sachan A, Jain V, Shah N, Aggarwal R, Aggarwal A, Srinivasan M, Agarwal S, Bhatia E. Autoimmune polyendocrine syndrome type 1 in an Indian cohort: a longitudinal study. Endocr Connect. 2017;6:289-296.
  • Srivastava A, Malik R, Bolia R, Yachha SK, Poddar U. Prevalence, Clinical Profile, and Outcome of Ascitic Fluid Infection in Children With Liver Disease. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2017;64:194-199
  • Jain V, Srivastava A, Yachha SK, Kumari N, Kathuria R, Sarma MS, Poddar U. Autoimmune acute liver failure and seronegative autoimmune liver disease in children: Are they different from classical disease? Krishnani N.Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2017 Sep 13.  [Epub ahead of print],
  • Borkar VV, Poddar U, Thakral A, Agarwal J, Srivastava A, Yachha SK, Kumar S. Intussusception in Celiac Disease: is it a common feature in Children?..J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2017 Jul 7.[Epub ahead of print]
  • Poddar U, Yachha SK, Borkar V, Srivastava A. Is acute recurrent pancreatitis in children a precursor of chronic pancreatitis? A long-term follow-up study of 93 cases. Dig Liver Dis. 2017; 49:796-801.
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